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Malnutrition in our hospital environment is an important problem due to two circumstances, its high prevalence and the associated morbidity, which translates into an increase in hospital stays. Despite being a situation known to clinicians and health officials, it often goes unnoticed.

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One of the essential components of the quality of care, with a view to achieving the therapeutic objectives, involves the monitoring, maintenance and treatment of the nutritional status of patients.

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Neglecting the nutritional status leads our patients to a situation of risk and clinical insecurity, so the early detection of malnutrition or risk of suffering from it are essential requirements to establish, with the earliest also, the most appropriate treatment and follow-up of it.

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The presence of malnutrition in patients upon admission to hospital can greatly condition the evolution and prognosis of their disease and be the cause of increased hospital stay and healthcare costs.

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There are numerous scientific societies and national and international organizations that call for its detection as early as possible, so that it is possible to implement the necessary measures to avoid its consequences. With the aim of systematizing nutritional screening and early identification of malnourished patients upon admission, Osakidetza has specifically included this line of work in its new Osakidetza 2020 Patient Safety strategy.

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Nutrigep is a Hazitek project (File number: ZL-2020/00233), it is co-financed by the Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment of the Basque Government and and the European Union, through the ERDF, within the framework of the Country Operational Program Basque ERDF 2014-2020.

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Objectives

  • To determine the prevalence of malnutrition in patients admitted to the Asunción Klinika, its degree and type

  • Analyze the possible relationship between different risk factors and the nutritional status of patients during their admission

  • Analyze the relationship between complications during their admission and their degree of malnutrition on admission:

    • Surgical dehiscence

    • Infection in the community

    • Appearance of pressure ulcer

    • Re-entry

  • Analyze the economic impact of malnutrition on hospitalized patients

  • Establish, through current scientific evidence knowledge, correction methods so that it is possible to implement the necessary measures to avoid the consequences of malnutrition.

  • Predict and prevent possible malnutrition in geriatric patients, as well as management and personalization of diets for adequate and preventive food management

  • Development of a tool based on artificial intelligence for the prevention, monitoring and personalized feeding of the patient

  • Reduce the number of malnutrition, which add complications, such as dehiscences, infection, ulcers and readmission, which in turn entail a higher social health cost

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